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Old 03-06-2011, 07:55 PM   #1
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We plan 10 days to travel and visit DC the week after Cherry Blossom Festival, April 9th-19th. The best campground with access to DC mass transit seems to be Cherry Hill in College Park, Maryland. It is only 10 miles from the mall and has a transit stop at the office. It spendy ($54 after AAA discount), but we don't want to drive ourselves and the location means not a lot of down time commuting. Anyone with other suggestions or ideas? Thanks in advance. Tony
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Never stayed there but Prince William Campground (NPS) is about 25 miles south of D.C. just off I-95 south. It is near Quantico and near the end of the HOV lanes into D.C.
I think there is a Metro station just inside the beltway.
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Lake Fairfax Park is only about 10 miles from a couple of Metro stations. I stayed there a few years ago, and had a pleasant stay. Certainly cheaper than Cherry Hill, but it also doesn't have all of the amenities. I imagine you'd have to drive yourselves to the Metro station... But they usually have plenty of free parking.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:24 AM   #4
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cherry blossom early

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We plan 10 days to travel and visit DC the week after Cherry Blossom Festival, April 9th-19th. The best campground with access to DC mass transit seems to be Cherry Hill in College Park, Maryland. It is only 10 miles from the mall and has a transit stop at the office. It spendy ($54 after AAA discount), but we don't want to drive ourselves and the location means not a lot of down time commuting. Anyone with other suggestions or ideas? Thanks in advance. Tony
I had read where they believe the cherry blossoms will be earlier this year, maybe the end of March. They only last a few days, you may miss them by going in April.
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Pohick Bay Regional Park is pretty close to DC on the South side and a good place to camp. Has electric hookups but you'll need to fill your water tank as you come in and top off from community faucets.

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We also stayed at Lake Fairfax a few years ago. If I remember corectly the had open grassy sites and clean restrooms. We will stay again on our next trip to DC[]
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next time try "greenbelt national park" 12 miles from downtown. its in college park and a very nice setting. we spent 5 days there was $88
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